Persephone Kidnapped ?

By: Avalon M.

Who kidnapped Persephone, the daughter of Demeter? Hades, God of the Underworld had been seen by Triptolemuses brother, taking a girl into the ground. When Demeter, Persephone's mother, found out about this she hurried over to Helios. The sun god told Demeter that in fact Hades had taken Persephone. Demeter asked for Zeus to help her get her daughter back and he agreed to help her. He sent Hermes, the messenger of gods, to help Demeter and lead her to the Underworld. The only condition was that Persephone could not have eater any food from the Underworld. Hades let Pesephone go ,but before she left he convinced her to eat four pomegranate seeds. Zeus made a compromise and said she had to spend four months with Hades. One for each seed she ate ,and the rest she could spend with her mother. This is why there is winter.